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Grand Prix of Art is Expanding

Press Release

April 21, 2015

Phoenix Art Workshop and the are proud to announce our very successful Grand Prix of Art is expanding to Delta.  We are excited to have the Corporation of Delta and Artist in the Village Society join us as host partners in the 2015 Grand Prix of Art Circuit BC.  The Delta event will take place July 19th, followed by the Qualicum Beach event on July 25.  Winding up the Circuit September 19th, is the Steveston event, now in its 6th year.  We are now accepting registration for volunteers on our event website Registration for participating artists will open May 1st.

2010 Grand Prix of Art

Our Event

Participating artists will be assigned a painting location by lottery, where they will have 3 hours to complete their work of art, before submitting them for display and adjudication.  Artist are treated to a wonderful lunch and an awards ceremony.  Cash prizes for the  finalists, including several youth and participation awards with be given out with the general public having the opportunity will  to vote for the “People’s Choice Award”.


Phoenix Art Workshop’s 5 annual 2014, Grand Prix of Art was a huge success on Saturday September 20th with sunny skies and 205 enthusiastic artists spread out in 38 painting location stretching from Garry Point Park to our home base, Britannia Heritage Shipyards.  With only 3 hours to paint artist returned to Britannia Heritage Shipyards, paintings in hand to present their work for display and adjudication.

The paintings will be on display until Sunday September 28th from 10am- 5pm.

This year for the first time the event added a photographic element,

Challenging photographers to capture the event in a photo essay competition.

19 Photographers competed, submitting 5 press photos (unedited) that best represented the spirit of the 2014 Grand Prix of Art.


Phoenix Art Workshop, would like to thank our 60+ volunteers, musicians and Judges, our Key partners the City of Richmond and the Richmond Artist Guild, our location partners in Stevenson Village , and our community partners including Coast Capital Savings,  the Richmond News,  Community Arts Council of Richmond, Bean and Beyond Café,  The Steveston Insider,  International Pacific Sales,  Steveston Rotary Club,  Remax,.


Youth Awards

Gert Young Richmond Artist Guild 1st place: Iris Lee

2nd place, Sponsored by Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt: Melody Chen

3rd Place, Sponsored by Timthy’s Frozen Yogurt : Joshua Chen


Honorable Mentions

Pebeo Canada  Larry Tillyer

Pebeo Canada  Alexandra Kuypers


Adult Awards

1st Place Sponsored by Community Arts Council of Richmond : John Hoffman

2nd Place Sponsored by Coast Capital Savings : Dan Gray

3rd Place Sponsored by Vancouver Whale Watch:  james Koll


Beau Photo Essay Award for 5 best photo in a series will be announced in the Richmond News Wednesday September 24th

People Choice Award Sponsored by Coast Capital Savings to be announces September 28th at 3:00pm

Beau Photo Best Photo Award and runnerups will be announced September 28th at 3pm at Britannia Heritage Shipyards



For more information please contact Mark Glavina

Phoenix Art Workshop ~ 3891 Chatham St Richmond BC, V7E 2Z7 604-448-1860


Attention Photographers

Thank you for registering for the 5th annual Steveston Grand Prix of Art.  I am happy to report we have surpassed our goal of 100 artists and are expecting to have to cut off pre-registration later today.    We may allow a few more event-day registrations, weather permitting.  The show must go on regardless of the weather conditions though, and all painting location are sheltered or outfitted with a 10 x 10 tent.  Check today’s Richmond News for advanced copies of the event map/guide.  The maps will be readily available during the race at each painting station as well as at check-in.


The Photo Challenge:

Photographers are asked to capture the Spirit of the 5th Annual Grand Prix of Art in a digital photo journaling competition.


  • Photographers should arrive at Britannia Heritage Shipyards at 9:45 am.  Please present your printed tickets to the registration/check-in area when you arrive.
  • After you check-in please collect your event badges (includes your lunch voucher, raffle ticket, and event guide).  There will be a 20min. briefing session with one of the Judges and some useful tips about event photography. Photographers can explore the entire site from Britannia Heritage Shipyards to Garry Park, and continue to photograph the event, including the award ceremonies and exhibition, until concluding at 5pm.
    • Please be mindful NOT to disturb the artists while they are working (respect their time constraints and concentration).  Artists wanting prints or digital images of your work will be invited to contact you (the photographer) directly.  We are able to add links to your Flickr, Facebook, or other accounts where the public can shop for their preferred photos directly with the photographers.
    • Photographers will be asked to upload 5 unmarked jpeg press images to the event’s Drop Box by midnight September 20th.   We want to see the event through your eyes, not through the excessive use of photo editing tools. Please do not digitally enhance or alter your photographs beyond the basics needed to achieve realistic color balance and sharpness.”
    • The 5 photos for adjudication should be submitted in jpg format. Feel free to shoot in multiple formats if your camera will allow, but we will only accept jpg files with resolution no greater than 1800 pixels longest side.
      • We will email each registered photographer an invitation to the drop box account – please only use the folder with your name on it.
      • Adjudication will take place on the Sunday, with the 5 images of the winning Photo Essay published in Wednesday’s Richmond News.  Join us on Sunday September 28th at 3:00pm at the exhibition in the Seine Net Loft at Britannia Heritage Shipyards for the award ceremony’s Beau Photo Award for best overall photo, Beau Photo Award for best photo essay, and the Coast Capital Savings Peoples Choice Award.
      • Lunch will be served between 1:30 and 3:30 during the event, but we ask that you check out our event web site and event guide for full details of the day’s timetable.


Images and copyright remain the property of the photographer; however the organizers of the event retain the right to use the images online and for marketing purposes including publishing the winning photographs in the local papers, a photographic projection during the course of the exhibition, and on the official Grand Prix of Art Web site. Images showcased on the website will have a Grand Prix of Art logo, be resized for the web, and right-click protected. All other uses must have the photographer’s express permission. In uploading your photographs to Drop Box you are giving your consent to use these photographs in this way.

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